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Esso Arkansas - (1968-1971)
"Esso Arkansas", seen here as "Tern C'., on the right. On the left the "Explorer".
The Pushertug "Esso Arkansas", was built by St. Louis Ship, St. Louis MO, for Humble Oil & Refining Co., Houston, in 1968.
Hull no. 2479, tonnage 665 tons.
Twin screw towboat, b. 1968, St. Louis Ship, St. Louis; rebuilt 1972 by Brent Towing Co.,
Greenville. 150 x 44. GM 16-645E7B diesels, 6000 bhp. Falk red. 4.074:1. Kort nozzles.
Burned Aug. 1971 at Memphis.
Sold, rebuilt and renamed MARGARET BRENT by Brent Towing Co., Inc., Greenville.
Sold May 1990, renamed MIDWEST EXPLORER Aug. 1993 by Midwest Marine Management Co., St. Louis.
Leased March 1998, renamed by Mid-South Towing Co.
Firm name changed Jan. 2002 to TECO Barge Line, Metropolis, Il.
Sold in ?? as "Tern C".
No further history known.